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Today In History - March 7
Holladay Hall, the first building builton NC State's campus in 1889, nowhouses the Chancellor's Office.(Public Domain Photo)
Holladay Hall, the first building built
on NC State's campus in 1889, now
houses the Chancellor's Office.

(Public Domain Photo)

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Today in History in 1530 King Henry VIII's divorce request was denied by the Pope. Henry then declared that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church; and in 1887 North Carolina State University is founded by the NC General Assembly.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 161 - Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire.
  • 1530 - King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church
  • 1778 - Captain James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay
  • 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone
  • 1887 - North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly.
  • 1912 - Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole
  • 1917 - Russian February Revolution breaks out [OS=Feb 24] with strike at Putilov factory in Petrograd
  • 1927 - Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
  • 1936 - Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
  • 1955 - Mary Martin as "Peter Pan" televised
  • 1996 - Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists
  • 2011 - Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men"

Famous Birthdays

  • 148 - Lucilla, Rome, Roman noblewoman (daughter of Marcus Aurelius and sister of Commodus) (between 148-150 AD)
  • 1849 - Luther Burbank, Lancaster, Mass, horticulturist
  • 1934 - Willard Scott, weather forecaster (Today Show)
  • 1956 - Bryan Cranston, Canoga Park California, American actor (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle)
  • 1970 - Rachel Weisz, English actress (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener) and fashion model , born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • 161 - Antoninus Pius [Titus Aurelius], emperor of Rome (138-61), dies at 74
  • 1274 - Thomas Aquinas, Italian thelogian/saint, dies at 48
  • 1988 - Divine, [Harris Milstead], female impersonator (Pink Flamingos), dies
  • 1991 - James "cool papa" Bell, American baseball league great, dies at 87
  • 1999 - Stanley Kubrick, American film director (b. 1928)

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